Adhd symptoms preschool children

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Avatar f tn The problem with really intelligent kids is that they problem solve so fast. And the problem with 4 year olds is that they don't have alot of self control. Put it together and ya - you've got problems. Throw the possibility of ADHD into the mix and everything gets a lot worse. I really don't know if he has ADHD. How long ago did the doctors see him and what kind of a doctor saw him?
Avatar n tn This is not to say that, if she is diagnosed with ADHD, it explains all of her behavior, but may be a component of it. I would revisit the ADHD issue, and have her evaluated again, including collecting data via standardized checklists that are widely accepted as helping to establish this descriptive diagnosis. As an aside, it's not unusual for children who display ADHD to also have the ability to be attentive and focused in particular circumstances.
1194672 tn?1267453168 If you are not seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist specializing in children with autistic/ADHD disorders, I would start looking for one. Keep us posted.
Avatar f tn I would definitely look at the SIDS site because you do treat that differently from ADHD. and he could have both. What is distressing to me is that he could have ADHD and the only help the doctors gave you is to prescribe meds? I should add that if they are necessary - I have nothing against meds. Millions of kids are on them. But I would hope that parents and schools have tried other things first. So what to do?
Avatar n tn Had my parents been properly informed and i started treatment as a child i would not have had to go through the scholastic struggles. Children that are ADHD usually have above normal IQ so its not like there is a retardation issue. The neurotransmitters in the brain, norepinephrine is suspected to be low. Norepinephrine is responsible for attention, learning, memory, sleep/wake and mood regulation.
Avatar m tn It certainly is worth your time to check out SIDS. You also asked about ADHD and here is a pretty good site (with symptoms) for that. Both this site and the one mentioned by specialmom have lists that can be printed out. Perhaps if you fiance looked at these it would be helpful? I should also add that a least part of what he is doing is kind of normal for 5 year old boys.
1883398 tn?1320768071 She doesn’t do these things intentionally or to be bad, she is very loving, loves to cuddle, and is always apologizing for her actions later without my even mentioning it. I do not doubt she has the signs and symptoms of ADHD due to her EXTREME hyperactivity. She also has a very nasal voice that family members have pointed out to me (of course I know, I am just used to it.) There is a family history or Tourrets.
Avatar f tn school nagging about me taking a test for my 8 year old (ADHD TEST) okay looking over the test i see questions that are not suitable for a school aged kid in 3 grade so i only answer a few of them. Called yesterday to tell me that the result of this test are in, make appt to see them. But I was told that they would send them home...yeah cannot trust them.... anyone have this issue with there school???
Avatar n tn The teachers said he exhibited ADHD like symptoms, always running around, not focusing, even during free play. Impossible to settle/stop chatting during story time. That is 100% opposite of how he is at home and on playdates etc, so I thought it might be the school environment--huge class, 22 kids. I switched him to a smaller, more structured preschool. There, the teachers said he was doing alright, except that he was getting in other kids faces and annoying them.
Avatar n tn While situational stress could be the explanation, your son is displaying some symptoms consistent with ADHD as well. I often hear parents describe problems such as difficulty with impulse control, aggression, violating other people's personal space and trouble with unstructured time. I would visit the pediatrician to rule-out any medical issues that could be impacting your son's behavior. Ask for a referral to a psychologist who specializes in young children.
Avatar f tn Hello, the key to determining if a young child has ADHD is to determine to what degree his symptoms are occurring across settings, and how much his behavior differs from that of other boys his age. Much of what you describe is common unwanted behavior in a boy his age, though it is clear that he needs to learn new skills to follow rules and keep himself safe.
Avatar m tn Doctors could do a much better job with that piece of the ADD/ADHD puzzle. Stimulant medication works on children with ADD/AdHD and makes a noticeable difference. They focus and are calm. When the meds wear off, not so much. People without add/adhd are revved up when they take stimulants. It's a noticeable difference in reaction and one this doctor doesn't touch on.
Avatar f tn His teachers never have a bad word to say about him except how clever he is and how amazed they are at how much information he knows about certain things. Im going out of my mind with this. Are these the symptoms of a kid with actual behaviour problems or not?
Avatar f tn This is an important difference from the previous guidelines and stems from a wealth of new evidence on ADHD treatment of preschool children and adolescents. For preschool-aged children, evidence-based behavioral therapy alone is recommended as the first step toward treating ADHD symptoms and associated impairment. Behavioral treatments may include behavioral parent training, classroom management, and/or peer interventions.
1216782 tn?1266509063 Kids are unique and have their own personalities and challenges that can have nothing to do with parenting. I do not know if your daughter has add/adhd. There may be some symptoms of it in your description but it is so hard to say with a child so young. In our area, doctors don't like to diagnose add/adhd until a child is at least 6 years old because of so much variability in young children. Impulse control, for example, is often lacking in the younger set.
Avatar m tn // and check out all the tips under "parenting ADHD kids". Many of these pages have comments on the bottom which give some pretty good ideas (of course some are also not so good). The book I recommend the most of this site is, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley. Its about $10 on Amazon and worth every penny. there is a ton of info I have given you. Hopefully, it will be helpful.
Avatar n tn Well, we have a bipolar forum here as well and we have had discussions on whether or not it is possible to diagnose a child so young as BP. Certainly your son sounds very hyperactive and like a shoe in for ADHD. Coincidentally I myself am the mother of 4 and my third child's name is Connor! He has been diagnosed with several things since but his original diagnosis (like most people with OCD, BP, etc) was ADHD.
Avatar n tn He is an only child and was not in any type of day care center or program with other children until he was three. His preschool program (3 and 4 yr old) often had activities set up at tables but didn'thave chairs around the table so the kids could stand and move around the table as they wanted. His preschool teacher reports that he had occassional problems sitting still on the rug. But don't we all have occassional problems sitting still. Overall he is an immature child.
Avatar m tn Preschool - Aged Children Clinicians should initiate ADHD treatment of preschool-aged children (4–5 years of age) with behavior therapy and should also assess for other developmental problems, especially with language.
Avatar n tn From what I have read and been told by my doctor, there is no age regarding ADHD. I do know that hyperactivity is reduced in adulthood, where the physical symptoms go away,but yet, one's mind still is hyper. Previously, ADD drugs were not allowed to be given to adults. It was though of as a child disorder. That is not the case these days. To date, I do not think there are any real diagnostic techniques to prove that one has ADD/ADHD/ADD/ADHD. Everyone is different.
Avatar m tn So, those are some of my thoughts and I could go on and on-- I would, to be totally honest, look into sensory prior to add/adhd as the symptoms often overlap and the therapy/treatment is different. However, sensory strategies do often benefit an add/adhd kid. Sandman will tell you all about add/adhd and recommends a book that helps one understand more about it. Knowing about both sensory and add/adhd will help you when it comes time to add intervention if deemed necessary.
Avatar n tn delays, inclusing senory integration issues. The ADHD symptoms have always been there, but as he grew, he did not "grow out" of the behaviors they got much much worse. He is doing fairly well in most areas and has "caught up" nicely after years of intense therapies both at home and school. Anyway, I just wanted to mention that so far we have had the best luck with Ritalin LA.
163305 tn?1333672171 Steven Rose Emeritus professor of biology (neuroscience), The Open University Advertisement • I was not surprised to read that “overstretched health workers go straight to medication rather than offering psychological interventions” to children with ADHD. Being a community paediatrician, I see the lion’s share of children who have neurodevelopmental disorders – at my clinic we see around three children under the age of six every week that are suspected to have ADHD.
Avatar f tn All of the kids in our schools are selling adderal and ritalin for $3-$5 each and it's become a real problem in our schools. Well anyway here are the list of bipolar symptoms for children. The symptoms in adults are different.
Avatar f tn Your description does not offer strong indications of Oppositional Defiant Disorder. If the ADHD symptoms (particularly the impulsivity) are severe, and the stakes are high (e.g., being able to act successfully at school), you might well consider pharmacological treatment even though your daughter is young. Sure, it's best to hold medication in abeyance if possible with very young children.
Avatar n tn He is going to have behavioral therapy definitely but his teachers in his specialized preschool class say that he's hyperactive and can't pay attention. My question isn't if he's ADHD because his doctor already went through the criteria and everything so we already know he is. Agression isn't his only symptom. The doctor explained to me that aggression can in fact be seen in younger children with ADHD. I've read articles written by psychologists on the subject as well.
Avatar n tn I have also read a book on ADHD and they both have 15-16 out of 20 of the symptoms along with the sensory problems too.They have no respect for theyre own things as well as others. Heres a few things that I marked in the book.
Avatar n tn Yes, I think you show symptoms of ADHD and sensory early on too. I don't think laundry detergent causes it. Though using organic stuff probably is better for us all..
Avatar n tn At first thought he might have ADD but reading about some of the symptoms of ADD and the fact that a lot of ADD children have trouble concentrating makes me not sure. The reason I say that is because my grandson is an honor roll student, he is secretary of the student council. He is also working toward his 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo (he is a very smart young man). He prefers to hang out with adults rather than other kids his age.
Avatar n tn The reason your pediatrician won't test him is that something like ADHD must appear in two different settings. If he is not in preschool, then the testing can not be done - even by a psyc. When is his birthday? You may want to rethink him going into K and put him in preschool instead?